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Lee, Jang Ho – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The present study was designed to examine the effects of short-term study abroad (SA) on learners' L2 anxiety, international posture, and L2 willingness to communicate (WTC). To this end, the SA experience of 69 L2 learners in four different SA programmes was investigated. The data were obtained from participant questionnaires, which were…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Learning, Anxiety
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Pitts, Margaret Jane; Brooks, Catherine F. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Set within the context of a global pursuit towards the internationalisation of higher education, this paper critically examines student discourse in a globally connected classroom between learners in the USA and Singapore. It makes salient some of the cultural assumptions and tensions that undergird students' discourse in collaborative…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Discourse Analysis
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Hua, Zhu; Handford, Michael; Young, Tony Johnstone – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This paper examines how intercultural communication (ICC) and the notion of culture are framed in on-line promotional discourse of higher education (HE) ICC courses. It analyses a specialised corpus comprised of 14,842 words from 43 course websites of master's programmes in ICC in the UK and the US--internationally, the two largest providers of…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Computational Linguistics, Higher Education, Discourse Analysis
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Coronel-Molina, Serafín M.; Cowan, Peter M. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Recent studies have examined Indigenous and mestizo communities that engage in social practices of transculturated, Amerindian and translingual literacies, often to resist efforts by powerful groups to oppress them. By drawing on data from studies conducted in Peru and the United States, we trace the trajectories of Amerindian and translingual…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Literacy, Postmodernism, Foreign Policy
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Bernardo, Aránzazu; Amérigo, María; García, Juan A. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This paper presents a study on the use of learning strategies in foreign languages, and more specifically Spanish. The study was conducted with 376 Chinese and American students who were studying Spanish in their countries of origin. The results obtained from a latent class cluster analysis identified five groups of participants based on the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Spanish, Second Language Instruction
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Cheng, Liying – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2012
Research has demonstrated that second language immersion is an effective means of facilitating primary school students' second language acquisition without undermining their competence in their first language. Despite the rapid growth of Chinese-English bilingual programmes in China, limited empirical research has been conducted thus far by which…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries
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De Korne, Haley; Byram, Michael; Fleming, Michael – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2007
As contact between cultures continues to increase, the impact that this has on cultural identity and belonging is unclear. Cross-cultural or bicultural identification remains a relatively unexplored phenomenon. Is it possible, natural or potentially good to have an identity rooted in more than one culture? If so, how is cross-cultural identity…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Interviews, Biculturalism, Immigrants
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Garrett, Peter; Evans, Betsy; Williams, Angie – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2006
Political leaders, the media, business people, trade union leaders and academics continually refer to how globalisation is impacting on our lives. Governments may at times argue that globalisation benefits us, and at others attribute to globalisation many of the major problems we currently face. What do ordinary people make of all this? We do not…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Economics, Power Structure
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Giles, Howard; Dorjee, Tenzin – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2005
Tibetan civilisation is over two millenniums old and, today, its struggles in diaspora open up a new chapter in Tibetan history. Diasporic Tibetans (e.g. in India and the USA) have made tremendous efforts over the last few decades to maintain their way of life. We focus on cultural identity in the Tibetan diasporas, with special attention focused…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Zephir, Flore – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2000
Looks at current changes in U.S. immigration patterns, resulting in a constant influx of non-white populations. Demonstrates how these changes have altered the nature of American society and school populations, in particular. Shows how ethnic studies, particularly with regard to foreign language teacher education programs, constitutes a reasonable…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Migration Patterns, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Houlton, David; King, Edith W. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1985
Discusses some current developments in mother tongue teaching in Great Britain and the United States. British approaches to bilingual education, curricular materials, and teaching methods are highlighted in the description of the Mother Tongue Project and are compared with American projects and studies. Considers the controversy surrounding mother…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Language Maintenance, Minority Group Children
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Stein, Roberta F. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1990
Discusses the achievement gap of Mexican Americans and other groups in the United States as essentially a question of economics and, suggests that the solution lies in greater access to the wider society. (48 references) (JL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Cognitive Style, Mexican Americans
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Harres, Annette – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1989
Examines language retention among German immigrant families in North Queensland, Australia. Major factors encouraging language shift were the presence of school-age children, prior knowledge of English, and a high education level of immigrant parents. Women maintained the first language longer as a result of occupational and social segregation.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Foreign Countries, German, Immigrants
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Milk, Robert D.; Lopez, Luis Enrique – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1986
While bilingual education programs in Peru are promoted as educational alternatives, designed for a specific group with the intention of strengthening the community's capacity to achieve its own goals, Texas programs are "substitute" programs to compensate for presumed deficits until the student can function in a "regular"…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Minaya-Rowe, Liliana – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1986
Presents a model of the sociocultural circumstances surrounding the development of language policies and planning and of bilingual education programs in the United States and three Andean countries: Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Cultural Influences
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